2018 July to Dec - CageyCat Lounge


#41

Wowsa, I better break out more catnip :tea: for all the folks in pain, past or present (and unfortunately, future).

Old Irish blessing ( made it up)

May all your bones stay connected
Or your dance card will be too full
May all your friends enjoy catnip
So you’all will spring back like cats!

Bless you from Life 1 to Life 9!

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#42

I’m envious already! Can you persuade the medics to do the honours on my knee?? :stuck_out_tongue: Tried twice now for a replacement, first time I was told I was too young, this last time around they told me it wasn’t something they could deal with via surgery.

Hope that’s soon! :smiley:


#43

To be honest Helen, from what I’ve heard, the knee replacements are not yet as successful as hip replacement and that comes from my b-i-l who’s an Ortho specialist, newly retired.
My husbands’ aunt, I think, is regretting having hers done as she seems to be worse off. In saying that, she is severely over weight and was too impatient, in too much of a hurry to get back on her feet and behind the wheel to heed her doctor’s and physio’s advice and take the necessary time to heal, exercise and other precautions :roll_eyes: :disappointed:


#44

One thing was I told by a surgeon was that for every 1 pound/0.45 kg someone is overweight, that puts an extra 4 pounds/1.8 kg of stress on the knee joint with every step you take. One’s knee takes an awful pounding the heavier one is. He also said that walking is better than jogging for the same reason. Walking is good for you and less stressful on the knees, whereas while jogging the knees are constantly put under more pressure with every step jogged. Makes sense… that’s why I drive to wherever I’m going. :wink: :laughing:


#45

Swimming is even better, but so much more inconvenient, with getting to the pool, versus walking out the front door!


#46

Wow, the CageyCat Lounge has turned into a medical convention! Must be all the catnip tea! LOL


#47

It’s just the aging, sickly membership… er…forget that part about aging. :laughing:


#48

The Lounge is where we play aging songs from aging sickly bands (oops).

Note to self: Order more customer recliners.


#49

I must admit I have heard similar, but putting up with 30 years of moderate to intense pain (not to mention the mechanical instability issues) does occasionally make me seriously consider getting it done.

I can relate to the impatience - I was quite impatient after both of my more recent surgeries to get back to normal, but I was very much aware of the consequences of overdoing it, so managed to hold back a bit. The surgeon and his team were amazed at how well I healed…

Does that work in reverse for being underweight? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I guess probablynot as my knee was damaged by the time I was 18!

Works wonders, Cagey… anybody want a cup? :tea::tea::tea:
I managed to grow lots of it this year! :stuck_out_tongue:


#50

Ever hear the expression “light on your feet”? :wink:


#51

Nah, it was in a 1970 Dodge Challenger RTS, 4 months old. Cousin was driving and we hydroplaned. Engine came back through the firewall and sat on my legs.


#52

Me-owwwch! Scary! :frowning:


#53

That had to hurt… royally! And that poor car! :grimacing: Back as a teenager, I had a friend who had a 67 Chevelle Super Sport. It had a 396 Cu. " engine, Holly carb., dual Thrush mufflers, 4 on the floor. You could pop a wheelie with it if it wasn’t for that darned truck and rear bumper. :laughing: Actually, you could lift the front end off the ground with a couple of on-off-and on the gas pedal hard. We hit a 3’/1 m. high wall of frozen snow and ice at a tee intersection doing 75 mph/120 kph. Bounced up into the air. Pushed the front bumper into the front tires, blowing both. The grill into the fan and the fan shoved against the engine which lifted a little and push the air filter through the hood. I was in the back seat with 2 guys. The passenger in the front was supposed to be watching for the flashing red light at the end of the road and he fell asleep. The driver had his head practically out the window watching the white line along the side of the road - it was real foggy out that night. I happened to look up, saw the light and yelled. The driver locked up the brakes as we just got into the intersection. Too late! Would you believe some guy came along and without saying a word, started set out road fusees! That awful sulfur smell and smoke just sat there in the fog, making everything worse. I was the only one who got hurt - a small scratch on my forehead from the trim on the bucket seat up front. My friend got his car fixed, raced it (winning a few trophies) and the last day he had it out for the summer, a little old lady ran a stop sign and tore a gaping hole down the entire driver’s side! :astonished: :laughing: He had to have a new body put on it! Those were the days… :thinking: :wink: Imagine what kind of damage would happen - to both vehicle and passengers - with these new cars of today. You can’t even dance on the hoods without putting dents and wrinkles in them! (shaking my head),

In your case, at least you survived and have the arthritis to prove it. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:
I was just notified by Discourse that I have posted more than 21% of the replies here. Well, slap my fingers! :grinning:


#54

And in the CageyCat Lounge–tsk! That’s okay, is Hang Here week, all week, every week. :wink:

:heart_eyes_cat:


#55

I think I may just do that! :grinning: Time for me to get to bed. I had planned on going to bed early - around 1:30 - but got side tracked as usual. Got to get up at 6:30 AM and get 2 girls off to school and one is going to want to play with her grandpa and go “bye-byes”! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#56

Already on my second cup of the day Cagey tea3


#57

Ooh! One of my grad school housemates had this same car (in 1999). I went to grad school at UC Santa Barbara. We would take the car out with the roof down and drive all those circuitous roads in the nearby mountains looking for good rock outcrops (we were both geology grad students). Another housemate had a 1974 yellow Honda motorcycle and I was passenger on some really beautiful rides. I miss Santa Barbara, but feel truly lucky and thankful I got to live there for 4 years :sleepy:


#58

Just like this one but royal blue and a white stripe down the middle
:grin:


#59

Wow, somebody drove a car into the Cageycat Lounge! Any vehicle left more than 3 hours is all mine…hehehe.


#60

My friend’s car was a coupe. Would have been nice if it was a convertible, but we had a lot of fun times in it anyway. Only got pulled over a couple of times. Even out-raced a cop on some back roads once. :innocent: :roll_eyes: